Munro Leaf’s The Story of Ferdinand is one of the classics of American children’s literature, and already inspired a classic Disney short cartoon, Ferdinand The Bull. Now the character is returning with Ferdinand, from Blue Sky, the studio that’s brought us the likes of Ice Age, Rio and The Peanuts Movie.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, Ferdinand is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
‘From Carlos Saldanha (The “Ice Age” and “Rio” Franchises)” and inspired by the beloved book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, “Ferdinand” is a heartwarming animated comedy adventure from Blue Sky Studios that tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. John Cena (Trainwreck, Daddy’s Home) leads an all-star cast that includes Kate McKinnon (Finding Dory, Ghostbusters, The Angry Birds Movie), Gina Rodriguez (Deepwater Horizon, “Jane the Virgin”), Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”, Transformers), David Tennant (“Broadchurch”, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, “Doctor Who”), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Bridget Jones’s Diary) and many more.’
The movie will be in cinemas on December 16th.